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Your views: on a COVID-19 cluster, and Crows

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Today, readers comment on how one self-isolation breach infected four people and forced more than 1000 others into lockdown, and Crows management.

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Commenting on the story: How self-isolaton at an Adelaide pub sparked the “Thebarton Cluster”

Reading this article made my blood boil.

After all we know about Covid, for SA Health not to have mandated the requirement to record and test every self-isolation place is totally unacceptable for everyone in our state.

It cannot be left to chance or to trust in people “absolutely doing the right thing”.

If stricter measures were in place first (as they should have been) it would have been very easy to have avoided this huge cost and risk to all of us. A non-heath regulated hotel is a joke when you can go anywhere within and spread infection on anything at any time.

Its not much for someone within SA Health to manually check and verify the suitability of every new location and someone to verify it is where a person is.

I am very, very disappointed with the belated response this time by the leadership. Yes, a good job to this point, but arse-protecting statements are not good enough; toughen up for all our sakes. – Peter Hubbard

Thank you for clarifying how a major incident develops from one person doing the wrong thing.

It is hard not to be concerned when the person in charge of our health under COVID says: “This is not the time to be asking questions and blaming people. People have absolutely done the right thing.”

Prompting the question, when would the right time be?

Your report gives the detailed, straightforward definition of what ‘self-isolation’ means. A person has clearly breached it, the damage is already immediately large and costly for individuals and the community, and we have no idea yet whether the consequences will end up somewhere like Victoria is.

If our attitude is nobody’s done anything wrong here and we aren’t even allowed to ask if anything’s gone wrong, then what’s to stop catastrophe unfolding, if we may call the case of Victoria catastrophic? Cathy Chua

Conflicting statements in this report. The original person didn’t do everything right.

Why do they insist in saying conflicting statements, and then question why we are confused? – Maureen Cooper

Commenting on the story: Change is coming to the Crows – but off-field reinvention won’t be easy

Graham Cornes. Still the best football football management brain in SA. – Stuart Henley

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